|August 14, 2020: Donald Trump said universal mail-in voting would not be possible without additional funding for the USPS, which he said he opposed. Mike Bloomberg will speak at the Democratic National Convention on August 20.
“Yet the coronavirus outbreak continues to cast a large shadow over the 2020 presidential election. Just half of U.S. registered voters (50%) say it will be very or somewhat easy to vote in the upcoming elections, while about the same share (49%) expects to have difficulties casting a ballot. That is a substantial change since October 2018, shortly before that year’s midterm elections, when 85% of registered voters said it would be easy to vote.
Voters who support Donald Trump are far more likely than those who support Joe Biden to say it will be easy to vote this year. However, the shares of both Trump and Biden supporters who expect it will be easy to vote are much lower than the shares of voters who said this in 2018 – regardless of which party’s candidate they supported.”
– Pew Research Center
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Flashback: August 14, 2016
U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) wrote an op-ed in The New York Times calling on Trump to release his tax returns.
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